I must confess I have not been at one with pencil crayon type cosmetics over the years, mainly because the lip liners always need sharpening to a point and if you leave them to wear out into a stump , the wood is uncomfortable when you draw your line.
However, well done to Clinique and their new lipstick pencils! They actually roll up, so no sharpening! I have also been using their roll up lip liners now for a few decades to outline lips. I think Cliniques introduction of a roll up lipstick crayon is ingenious!
Quickliner For Lips
Transfer-resistant, water-resistant, long-wearing lip-liner. Provides a creamy, cushiony release of colour. Contains a gel system for easy application. In pencil form, non-feathering formula. Requires no sharpening.
- Benefits: Long-wearing, never needs sharpening. Transfer-resistant, water-resitant. £11:00
They are such lovely colours and look so natural, more a stain than an ordinary lipstick, so you can see your lip colour underneath, and they really last!
They go on very smoothly and are so handy to carry in your pocket for retouching. They have a slight sheen but not the ‘wet look’ and so are really suitable for a summer look. I do apologise but most of these posts are for my age group and lips do change and that sensual ‘wet look’ isn’t so flattering, especially if you are half blind as I am and get it on my teeth! I did use brighter lipsticks in my youth and I can remember my nephew running to my sister and saying:”Auntie Chris is here, Mam, and………….. SHE’S GOT BIG RED LIPS!”
( I lived away from home from the age of 18 and my visits became less frequent: escaping from the Lakes was like escaping from Colditz and I had planned it from the age of 13, thinking, perhaps, that at every corner on the way to school, that I was really a princess who had been mistakenly deposited in Cumberland, as it was called, and that I would be whisked up by a prince and taken to my rightful palace!!!…………..No-one turned up ! )
I usually define my lips with a lip pencil colour and then fill in with lipstick but that doesn’t really work with these crayons as you can’t get that block colour look and it is a much more day time sheer colour.
Brilliant for these summer months!